Coalition Agreement

The coalition agreement outlines the plans of the coalition parties for the next four years. As soon as the municipal election results are known, the parties enter into talks with each other to explore possibilities for cooperation and to look for common ground in the party manifestos (the plans and promises). The largest party usually takes the initiative. When the initiator, together with one or more parties, feels that there is sufficient common ground for the parties to jointly lead the city for four years, they call themselves the coalition parties. They then write the coalition agreement together, which outlines the plans for the next four years. The coalition parties also nominate Municipal Executives to carry out these plans on their behalf. The municipal council then appoints the Municipal Executives at the next council meeting.